New Discoveries for 2019

It’s great to have our favourite festivals that we return to year after year. But our writers are always aware of the wealth of exciting family festivals that we are yet to have covered on this site.

This year we’re lucky enough to have something new to try each month of the festival season. Therefore we have put together a guide of all the festivals new to Festival Kidz for 2019. We hope it inspires you to try something different too.

At the end of May, Lisa M is heading off to Cornwall for The Great Estate, June sees FestivalKidz trying out Woodlands Festival. In July, Naomi visits Magical Festival, and in August Sarah is hoping to make it to Maui Waui.

Remember to check back to see what we thought of our new discoveries when we review them later in the year.

Image Credit: The Great Estate

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WIN Magical Tickets!

Festival Kidz are always on the look out for new festivals and Magical caught our eye this year.

Magical Festival is on 19th – 22nd JULY 2019, in beautiful gardens in East Sussex.

This little festival grew out of a party and looks like a treat for all parents who used to be ravers in the 90s. It’s non profit and run by volunteers so there’ll be a friendly vibe.

Magical Festival Read more…

Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

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Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

Read more…

WIN Victorious Tickets!

Today Victorious have released their wonderful 2019 kids’ line-up!

To celebrate this, we offer you a chance to WIN A FAMILY TICKET (2 adults and 2 children) to Victorious!

Victorious is held on 23rd-25th August at the glorious seaside location of Southsea in Portsmouth.

Victorious kids' field

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Green Gathering Saving Families

Family holidays are without a doubt one of the largest contributors to most households annual carbon emissions. Even if you are a hardcore eco-warrior doing all you can day to day to reduce your impact on the planet, when the summer holidays arrive it’s very hard to make low carbon plans.

Green Gathering

In comparison to overseas holidays, choosing to spend time closer to home is obviously better for the environment. Camping is a relatively low impact choice providing you aren’t buying lots of equipment or single-use items, and good quality second-hand supplies are easy to come by. Festivals, however, are very rarely able to claim they are ‘low-carbon’ due to the simple fact they are for such a short period of time, plus all the infrastructure and individual travel involved.

Green Gathering is different. One of a few UK festivals who can really make the ‘eco family festival’ claim, it is not only a super fun family holiday, it’s also leading the way in sustainable events.

Read more…

Win Tickets to Nozstock 2019!

This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley celebrates its 21st anniversary, entering a small group of festivals who have reached over two decades of creating magic each summer.  It’s a huge achievement for the family-run festival which is set across their working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire.

You can see what our parent reviewer thought of last year’s festival here.

This year the festival runs from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July.

Nozstock

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Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

Win Tickets to Into The Trees

Into the Trees 2018

Win festival tickets to Into The Trees, 14-16th September

Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature. Into The Trees takes families on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A rare chance to relax and actively explore our natural surroundings.

Read more…

New Discoveries for 2019

It’s great to have our favourite festivals that we return to year after year. But our writers are always aware of the wealth of exciting family festivals that we are yet to have covered on this site.

This year we’re lucky enough to have something new to try each month of the festival season. Therefore we have put together a guide of all the festivals new to Festival Kidz for 2019. We hope it inspires you to try something different too.

At the end of May, Lisa M is heading off to Cornwall for The Great Estate, June sees FestivalKidz trying out Woodlands Festival. In July, Naomi visits Magical Festival, and in August Sarah is hoping to make it to Maui Waui.

Remember to check back to see what we thought of our new discoveries when we review them later in the year.

Image Credit: The Great Estate

Read more…

Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

Read more…

WIN Victorious Tickets!

Today Victorious have released their wonderful 2019 kids’ line-up!

To celebrate this, we offer you a chance to WIN A FAMILY TICKET (2 adults and 2 children) to Victorious!

Victorious is held on 23rd-25th August at the glorious seaside location of Southsea in Portsmouth.

Victorious kids' field

Read more…

Win Tickets to Nozstock 2019!

This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley celebrates its 21st anniversary, entering a small group of festivals who have reached over two decades of creating magic each summer.  It’s a huge achievement for the family-run festival which is set across their working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire.

You can see what our parent reviewer thought of last year’s festival here.

This year the festival runs from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July.

Nozstock

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

WIN Magical Tickets!

Festival Kidz are always on the look out for new festivals and Magical caught our eye this year.

Magical Festival is on 19th – 22nd JULY 2019, in beautiful gardens in East Sussex.

This little festival grew out of a party and looks like a treat for all parents who used to be ravers in the 90s. It’s non profit and run by volunteers so there’ll be a friendly vibe.

Magical Festival Read more…

Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

Read more…

Green Gathering Saving Families

Family holidays are without a doubt one of the largest contributors to most households annual carbon emissions. Even if you are a hardcore eco-warrior doing all you can day to day to reduce your impact on the planet, when the summer holidays arrive it’s very hard to make low carbon plans.

Green Gathering

In comparison to overseas holidays, choosing to spend time closer to home is obviously better for the environment. Camping is a relatively low impact choice providing you aren’t buying lots of equipment or single-use items, and good quality second-hand supplies are easy to come by. Festivals, however, are very rarely able to claim they are ‘low-carbon’ due to the simple fact they are for such a short period of time, plus all the infrastructure and individual travel involved.

Green Gathering is different. One of a few UK festivals who can really make the ‘eco family festival’ claim, it is not only a super fun family holiday, it’s also leading the way in sustainable events.

Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Win Tickets to Into The Trees

Into the Trees 2018

Win festival tickets to Into The Trees, 14-16th September

Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature. Into The Trees takes families on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A rare chance to relax and actively explore our natural surroundings.

Read more…